“This ‘ethical fashion,’ this ‘sustainable fashion,’ that complies to what fashion really is, that is borne out of passion, skills, heritage, artistry, and bravery, is fashion. “Orsola De Castro

Alabama Chanin returned to New York Fashion Week this year with a private showing at the Bowery Hotel. This return inspired us to looks back on our history, from Natalie cutting up and sewing back together her first T-shirt in New York to Alabama Chanin’s present-day Family of Businesses. With entries dating back 12-plus years, our Journal posts act as stepping stones of that history. Explore those with us this week.

Alabama Chanin at Fashion Week, featured in WWD

One Woman’s Testament to Needle and Thread

A Commitment to Cotton

The School of Bauhaus + Creative Process

Collection: An Evolution

An Alabama Chanin Family of Businesses

The Factory

The History of Workshops

Bldg. 14

Nest + Alabama Chanin: Partnership for Learning

In Alabama: “Billy Reid and Alabama Chanin’s Homegrown Cotton” in T Magazine


@ Alabama Chanin
We’re launching the brand-new Fall Collection tomorrow (pictured in this post). Check back for fresh styles, new fabrications, and luxe embroideries.

@ The School of Making
Join us this Tuesday, September 18th, for the Third Tuesdays sewing group at The Factory.

Look for paper versions of our 2017 Build a Wardrobe styles (The Factory Dress, Wrap Dress, Drawstring Pant, and Car Coat) beginning Thursday.

@ The Factory Store + Café
Lunch + Saturday brunch menu here.

Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Chef Kelly English will be hosting the October installment of our Friends of the Café Dinner Series. Find details and tickets here.

The fall menu starts to trickle in this Saturday for brunch, as the café has Pastrami Hash on the menu. Look for updates to the Daily Lunch menu the following week.

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